Hardy Shadow with Sintrix 220
Hardy Shadow offers value along with a new level of technology. Made with Sintrix 220, this series is the stepping stone into the industry leading Sintrix Technology platform. Hardy Shadow features an easy loading yet sharp recovering blank design that gives easy access to user friendly high performance. All Shadow rods feature high quality hardware and a modern cosmetic design that reflects the finest Hardy Build quality.
Features of the Hardy Shadow Fly Rod: • SINTRIX® 220 blank construction
• High Quality Hardware
• Easy loading yet Sharp recovery blank design
• Bar stock 6061 aluminium reel seat
• Supplied in a Hardy custom, hard tube
All carbon rods utilise carbon fibres that are bonded together by an adhesive resin. The resin material used in SINTRIX® is produced by 3M, it is a unique and patented material incorporating silica nano spheres which provides two distinct benefits. Firstly the microscopic silica spheres are able to evenly surround every individual carbon fibre filament providing a matrix of strength throughout the rod. Secondly, being spherical, the silica particles are able to resist pressure and compression from any angle. This is particularly important because it is under compression forces, on the underside of a bent rod, rather than tension forces, on the outside of the curve, that carbon fibre is most likely to weaken and potentially break. So by resisting compression better SINTRIX® rods are stronger.
In developing SINTRIX® Hardy's specialist composite engineers and rod designers spent over two years experimenting with different types, and mixes, of carbon fibres combined with varying levels of 3M nano silica resin. They also discovered that the normal manufacturing processes associated with carbon fibre rods had to be significantly changed in order to get the best from the new 3M resin material. The final results were astonishing with up to 60% increases in strength and up to 30% savings in weight. During the course of our years of development with fibres, resin levels and manufacturing processes, Hardy has so far produced three separate versions of SINTRIX® material. Each version offers significant benefits in strength and lightness over traditional carbon fibre. However SINTRIX® is available in ascending levels of power, performance and refinement.